Dog Walking is Considered Essential Care*
Counties within the Bay Area have ordered a Shelter In Place
until (as of right now) April 7th. Only essential businesses are to remain open.
According to the latest release
by the Health Officer of Santa Clara County and our neighbors, Section 10.a.v., Good Sit can keep running group and private walks:
10. Definitions and Exemptions
- For purposes of this Order, individuals may leave their residence only to perform any of the following "Essential Activities." But people at high risk of severe illness from COVID-19 and people who are sick are urged to stay in their residence to the extent possible except as necessary to seek medical care.
v. To care for a family member or pet in another household.
This release is available at this link as a webpage
and this link as a downloadable pdf.
As long as I do not show signs of COVID-19, my plan is to continue to get our dogs out for their planned exercises. If I do show signs of illness, I will be letting you all know and "freezing" your accounts until my quarantine is over or refunding the remainder of your billing cycle to help you pay for another walker.
If you prefer to not have me come to your home 1-5 times a week but still want to support my business, I have been itching to work on dog photography again and dog painting portraiture (cough cough I did graduate from art school, have shot weddings, dogs, families, and bands cough cough) and would be delighted to create something personal for you in place of exercising your fuzzy family.
I will continue to operate with my super-clean mode as explained in yesterday's newsletter and continue to stand awkwardly far away from any of you that I get the pleasure of interacting.
*To beat a dead horse, Shelter In Place is for your health, my health, and the health of all our neighbors. We are very lucky that pet care is considered essential care. If the county decides that dogwalking is no longer considered essential, my hands are tied and everything will be on hold. There's a bigger issue at hand than our dogs bouncing off the walls of our homes, and I am thankful for your consideration of the bigger picture.